Planning a Holiday? Here Are the Baby Travel Products You Need

Whether you’re going by car or by plane, some essential products that make travelling with a pēpi a little easier.


With summer fast approaching, the festive season on the horizon, and post-lockdown borders opening imminently, many whānau are starting to plan holidays with their little ones. You might be off to the bach or going camping but no matter the mode of vacation, there’s a handful of must-have travel products you can’t go past, like a portacot, travel stroller, portable blackout blinds, and more. So, here are our go-tos:

Nuna Portacot for Travel
Nuna Sena Portacot, $385, from Dimples.

This portacot comes highly recommended by those who own it. It’s quick and easy to set up and can even be done one-handed. The soft, quilted mattress pad and bed can be attached at a raised height for newborns or lower down for an older pēpi.

Edwards & Co Otto Travel Stroller
Edwards & Co Otto, $399.

This carry-on-sized stroller is regarded as the best option for travelling families as it lies flat and can easily be folded down with one hand, in under three seconds.

Yogasleep Hushh Portable White Noise Machine
Yogasleep Hushh Continuous White Noise Machine, $79.95, from The Sleep Store.

If your pēpi is used to white noise, this portable, continuous machine will come in handy. Once fully charged, it can run for approximately 12 hours so is ideal for overnight use.

Tommee Tippee Portable Blackout Blinds
Tommee Tippee Portable Blackout Blind, $79.99, from Farmers.

Everyone wants to have a relaxing break and sleep is vital for making that happen. Keep daylight savings out with these portable blackout blinds. They completely block out light to help your baby to settle at night and (hopefully) not wake too early in the AM.

Phil and Teds portable highchair
Phil and Teds Lobster Portable Highchair, $129, from Babycity.

This lightweight, portable highchair can clamp onto almost any table with super-secure pincer-like clamps and, for effortless storage and travel, it neatly folds up into a compact carry bag.

Play and Go Storage Bag & Playmat
Play & Go Toy Storage Bag & Playmat, $73.90, from Little & Loved.

This 2-in-1 toy storage bag doubles as a playmat. Simply pack up all of your little one’s favourites into the drawstring bag for travel and unpack when you arrive at your destination.

Britax Car Seat Travel Bag
Britax Car Seat Travel Bag, $119, from Babycity.

If you’re going via a plane, a car seat travel bag is the perfect solution for transporting your car seat from one location to another. This one fits the Britax car seats but most other car restraints from major brands should too.